iPod Touch in my future?

index_new_internet_20080318.pngI have lustful thoughts about acquiring an iPod Touch when it comes time to upgrade my aging 5th generation iPod. When I first thought about an iPod Touch a while ago my concern was the limited drive space (the current high end model is a 32GB model) where what I really wanted was/is more space. I conducted a little experiment this morning and looked at how much space I would need if I only took the media I actually consume with me on my iPod and a 32GB iPod Touch could probably be enough for me although that wouldn’t include email and other application data.

I know what some of you have iPod Touch’s. What are your thoughts about an iPod touch as an iPod/Internet tablet option? Nokia has its N810 and I have heard mixed reviews about it. My issue is that I would want my music player/podcast device to be my iPod because all my content is in iTunes and I am a rookie Mac fanatic so I don’t see myself shifting to a Nokia device as my media device.

I came across this video by Tom Raftery where he talks about why the iPod Touch is a superior Internet tablet. The size does appeal to me, as does the functionality and interface. I would like to see an iPod Touch with a bigger drive though (64GB or so at a minimum) so I am inclined to wait and see if Steve Jobs unveils a bigger model in the coming months …

Any words from the wise? Is this a silly idea? Should I just go with the iPod Classic with its 160GB drive and leave this touchscreen foolishness behind me?

Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

7 Comments

  1. I’ve got a 16GB iPod touch and in the past owned a 40GB iPod which I used for storing files. The latter function is not missed on my new iPod as the primary function of it is to view media. I’ve got my entire music collection on it, and some media-rich podcasts. Quite a few episodes of TED etc.

    Go with the touch. You will like it.

  2. I’ve got a 16GB iPod touch and in the past owned a 40GB iPod which I used for storing files. The latter function is not missed on my new iPod as the primary function of it is to view media. I’ve got my entire music collection on it, and some media-rich podcasts. Quite a few episodes of TED etc.

    Go with the touch. You will like it.

  3. I’ve got a 16GB iPod touch and in the past owned a 40GB iPod which I used for storing files. The latter function is not missed on my new iPod as the primary function of it is to view media. I’ve got my entire music collection on it, and some media-rich podcasts. Quite a few episodes of TED etc.

    Go with the touch. You will like it.

  4. I've got a 16GB iPod touch and in the past owned a 40GB iPod which I used for storing files. The latter function is not missed on my new iPod as the primary function of it is to view media. I've got my entire music collection on it, and some media-rich podcasts. Quite a few episodes of TED etc.

    Go with the touch. You will like it.

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